How to install Railo using the A2 QuickInstaller
This article describes how to use the A2 QuickInstaller to install Railo on your system. Railo is an open source engine that processes ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML).
The A2 QuickInstaller is no longer supported, and is only available on older VPS hosting packages. On newer VPS hosting packages, you can use Webuzo
to quickly and easily install a wide range of applications and manage your server.
To check if the A2 QuickInstaller supports this application for your Linux distribution, please see this article
Railo requires at least 1 GB of RAM. If your VPS has only 512 MB of RAM, you must upgrade the amount of RAM before you can install Railo.
To install Railo, follow these steps:
- Use SSH to log in to your system as the root user.
To use the A2 QuickInstaller, you must log in as the root user using SSH. You cannot use the serial console in the VPS Control Panel to run the A2 QuickInstaller.
- To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
- Under Application Installers, type the option number for Web/Application Servers, and then press ENTER.
- On the Web/Application Server Menu, type the option number for Railo, and then press ENTER. The A2 QuickInstaller updates your system, and then begins the installation process.
The installation process takes some time to complete. Do not interrupt the installation process.
- When installation is complete, the A2 QuickInstaller displays the URL for the Railo administrator pages and the default password.
Testing the Railo installation
To test the Railo installation on your system, follow these steps:
- Use your web browser to visit the following URL, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents your system's IP address:
The login page for the Railo Server Administrator and Web Administrator appears. To log in, use the password that the A2 QuickInstaller provided at the end of the installation process.
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